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The most anticipated of Philippine cinema this 2019

Jan 13, 2019 - 2:06 PM

Exciting projects await Philippine cinema’s centennial year

The 2018 MMFF was the 'highest grossing' ever

Jan 09, 2019 - 8:30 AM

Organizers of the festival say the 2018 edition has surpassed previous Christmas and New Year records

Gawad Alternatibo 2019 call for entries

Jan 09, 2019 - 8:16 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Deadline for submission for the Gawad Alternatibo is on or before March 15, not later than 6pm, at the CCP Film, Broadcast and New Media Division Office

MMFF 2018 exceeds P1-billion mark

Jan 07, 2019 - 3:39 PM

The film festival formally ends January 7

‘Rainbow’s Sunset’ review: Skeletons in the closet

Dec 28, 2018 - 3:11 PM

'Rainbow’s Sunset' is lousy in both crafting and concept

IN PHOTOS: MMFF 2018 Gabi ng Parangal

Dec 28, 2018 - 11:22 AM

'Rainbow's Sunset' wins the top awards, plus 2 special jury prizes

FULL LIST: Winners, MMFF 2018 Gabi ng Parangal

Dec 27, 2018 - 11:32 PM

'Rainbow's Sunset' takes home the Best Picture plum

MMFF 2018 WINNERS. The MMFF 2018 awards the best in this year's festival. Images from the MMFF trailers

MMFF 2018: Movie reviews

Dec 26, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Here's your guide to all the films in the MMFF

‘Aurora’ review: Dead in the water

Dec 26, 2018 - 5:06 PM

'Aurora' is a film that could have benefited from focusing on mood instead of shock

What makes ’Girl in the Orange Dress’ different, as shared by Jessy Mendiola

Dec 24, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Jessy stars in the upcoming romantic comedy opposite Jericho Rosales

GIRL IN THE ORANGE DRESS. Jericho Rosales and Jessy Mendiola are starring the upcoming romantic comedy. Rappler Screenshot

WATCH: The floats and stars up close at MMFF 2018 Parade

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:45 PM

The parade kicks off the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival!

THROUGH THE RAIN. Vice Ganda waves to fans even as the rain pours at the MMFF 2018 Parade of Stars. Rappler Screenshot

‘Fantastica’ stars Donny Pangilinan, Kisses Delavin, Richard Gutierrez on their on-set family

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:04 PM

Donny, Kisses, and Richard are appearing in the upcoming film along with an all-star cast led by Vice Ganda

DONKISS. Kisses Delavin and Donny Pangilinan are part of the star-studded cast of 'Fantastica.' Rappler Screenshot

Eddie Garcia on being gay: ‘God created you that way, there’s nothing wrong with it’

Dec 23, 2018 - 10:24 PM

The actor portrays an elderly gay man in the upcoming film 'Rainbow's Sunset'

EDDIE GARCIA. The veteran actor is starring in the MMFF entry 'Rainbow's Sunset.' Rappler Screenshot

IN PHOTOS: MMFF 2018 Parade of Stars

Dec 23, 2018 - 6:05 PM

The annual parade saw stars brave the rains to represent their films

FOR THE STARS. Fans crowd the route of the 2018 MMFF parade. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

Heavy rain delays MMFF 2018 Parade of Stars

Dec 23, 2018 - 5:56 PM

It literally rained on their parade

MMFF PARADE. Heavy rain results in delays for this year's grand parade. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

Anne Curtis bags award from ‘Variety’ and Macau film fest

Dec 19, 2018 - 5:42 PM

The actress is part of the elite 'Asian Stars: Up Next Award' of 2018

LOOK: Metro Manila Film Festival 2018 parade route

Dec 19, 2018 - 6:00 AM

The parade happens on December 23 in Parañaque

In its 40th year, Havana film festival a far cry from its heyday

Dec 05, 2018 - 9:48 PM

Oscar-winning actor Benicio del Toro, Serbian director Emir Kusturic,a and American provocateur Michael Moore are headlining the showcase of Latin American cinema

View of the official poster of the 40th Havana Film Festival in a street of Havana, on December 3, 2018. - The festival runs from next December 6 to 16. (Photo by ADALBERTO ROQUE / AFP)

'Respeto' bags 2 international awards

Dec 01, 2018 - 7:03 PM

The indie musical drama is recognized by film festivals in Germany and India

LOOK: Metro Manila Film Festival 2018 movie posters

Nov 19, 2018 - 10:24 AM

Which poster is your favorite?

Filipinos bag 11 awards at the International Film Festival Manhattan

Oct 29, 2018 - 7:45 PM

It was a landslide of wins for the Filipino film community in New York City

CineFilipino winner ‘The Eternity Between Seconds’ bags award in Cape Town

Oct 28, 2018 - 10:09 PM

The film, starring Yeng Constantino and TJ Trinidad, was recognized at the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival

Call for entries: 2nd Maginhawa Film Festival

Oct 26, 2018 - 8:11 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Deadline for submission of entries is on October 31, 2018

Cinema as response to the nation: PH films at the Busan Intl Film Festival 2018

Oct 20, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The centennial of Philippine cinema was celebrated at this year’s Busan International Film Festival in South Korea

PINOY PRIDE. Dwein Baltazar's 'Gusto Kita With All My Hypothalamus' is among the Filipino films showcased at the Busan International Film Festival 2018. Screenshot from Facebook.com/GKWAMHypothalamus

Cinemalaya’s ‘Respeto,’ ‘Bagahe’ win in international festivals

Oct 19, 2018 - 3:47 PM

The two films from Cinemalaya’s 2017 run are recognized in festivals in Canada and Italy

RESPETO. The Cinemalaya 2017 winner starring rapper Abra gets recgonized in a festival in Canada. Photo from Facebook.com/respetomovie

Kobe Bryant dropped from film festival over 2003 rape case

Oct 18, 2018 - 7:58 AM

The former NBA star turned Oscar-winning filmmaker says he’s disappointed after his removal from the jury of an animation film festival

OLD CASE. An online petition succeeded in taking Oscar winner Kobe Bryant out of an animation film festival after citing a 2003 rape case, which later got dropped. Photo Kevin Winter/Getty Images/AFP

FULL LIST: The 'Magic 8' of the MMFF 2018 film festival

Oct 10, 2018 - 9:02 AM

Check out the full list of entries here

MMFF 2018. The full list of films for the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival has been announced. Photo shows last year's winners during the Gabi ng Parangal. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Showing in Hong Kong: Documentary on Filipinos who moderate social media content

Oct 04, 2018 - 8:00 AM

'The Cleaners,' a documentary by German directors Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck, is part of the Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Hong Kong

Brillante Mendoza's 'Alpha, The Right To Kill' competes in int’l film festival

Sep 24, 2018 - 2:40 PM

Mendoza represents the Philippines at the San Sebastian International Film Festival this September

Finalists for the 2018 Asian International Children’s Film Festival to fly to Japan

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:35 AM

High school students from all over the Philippines submitted 3-minute film entries under the theme “Self-Responsibility"

The Philippines’ Silent Filmfest, the only one in Asia

Sep 07, 2018 - 6:30 AM

The 12th International Silent Film Festival was held in SM Megamall from August 30 to September 2

SILENT FILM. Arturo Carballo’s ‘Frivolinas,’ a 1920s-era Spanish film, is live scored by Filipino band Tapati at the 12th International Silent Film Festival. Screenshot from Facebook.com/InternationalSilentFilmFestivalManila

FULL LIST: ToFarm Film Festival lineup

Sep 05, 2018 - 4:16 PM

The festival runs from September 12-18

Why Katrina Halili accepted the lead role in dystopian flick 'Mga Anak ng Kamote'

Sep 04, 2018 - 6:30 AM

'Mga Anak ng Kamote' is part of the ToFarm Film Festival lineup

Katrina Halili. Photos by Precious del Valle/Rappler

Never Forget Film Festival lineup announced

Aug 29, 2018 - 5:44 PM

Check the films and documentaries to be screened at the festival commemorating the 46th year of the declaration of Martial Law

IN PHOTOS: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018 fans day

Aug 15, 2018 - 10:09 AM

The film festival holds its caravan at the Samsung Hall in SM Aura

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Xian Lim will direct his first movie for Cinemalaya 2019

Aug 14, 2018 - 7:15 AM

Xian's movie 'Tabon' is part of the 2019 lineup

IN PHOTOS: 2018 Cinemalaya awards night

Aug 13, 2018 - 11:19 AM

Eddie Garcia wins his third best actor, plus Therese Malvar wins Best Supporting Actress for two roles

'Citizen Jake' pulled out from Cinemalaya 2018 lineup

Aug 06, 2018 - 10:29 AM

The producers of the movie did not give a reason for the pullout

IN PHOTOS: Cinemalaya 2018 opens at CCP with 'BuyBust'

Aug 04, 2018 - 11:33 AM

Anne Curtis and the rest of the movie's cast make an appearance at the festival opening

Photo by Alexa Villano/Rappler

Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino announces 6 films under Special Feature Section

Aug 02, 2018 - 12:04 PM

The 6 films will be shown in selected cinemas, together with the 8 other participating movies under the festival

Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino. Photo by Alexa Villano/Rappler

Maine Mendoza to join MMFF movie with Vic Sotto, Coco Martin

Jul 25, 2018 - 11:58 AM

The movie is Maine's first movie without on-screen partner Alden Richards

Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018: The 8 full-length films

Jul 09, 2018 - 2:52 PM

The festival is scheduled from August 15-21

When and where you can watch 'BuyBust' abroad

Jul 07, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Anne Curtis shares screening dates for viewers in South Korea, Canada, and the United States

BUYBUST. The film gets screenings in the US, South Korea, and Canada. Screenshot from Instagram.com/annecurtissmith

Cinemalaya 2018: The 10 short films

Jul 06, 2018 - 6:47 PM

Which of these Cinemalaya 2018 short films will you watch?

Eddie Garcia returns to Cinemalaya in martial law-themed movie

Jul 05, 2018 - 11:47 AM

The actor plays a colonel in 'ML'

Cinemalaya presscon. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Cinemalaya 2018: The 10 full-length films

Jul 04, 2018 - 7:42 PM

The festival takes place from August 3 to 12

Cinemalaya presscon. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

MMFF announces first 4 movies for 2018 film festival

Jun 29, 2018 - 5:27 PM

Anne Curtis, Coco Martin, Vic Sotto, and Vice Ganda lead the first 4 films

Shireen Seno is Best Script Writer at 2018 Shanghai International Film Festival

Jun 27, 2018 - 11:06 AM

The Filipino filmmaker wins for her film, 'Nervous Translation'

NERVOUS TRANSLATION. The film picks up another international award. Photo from Facebook.com/nervoustranslation

WATCH: Inspiring films on Uber driver, a jazz bar, swimmer with no legs

Jun 14, 2018 - 12:55 PM

The winning films of Vice President Leni Robredo's Istorya ng Pag-asa Film Festival will be screened at Ayala Malls Cinemas from June 13 to 30

INSPIRING. Marlon Driver, the Uber driver starring the winning film 'Ang Biyahe ni Marlon' has a condition called Tourette's Syndrom. Screenshot from 'Ang Biyahe ni Marlon'

Vic Sotto, Coco Martin to team up for MMFF movie

Jun 13, 2018 - 9:06 PM

Coco confirms he and the 'Eat Bulaga' host are set to work together for an MMFF movie this year